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6 Tips For Securing Your Shed

Shed in backyard (caption: Tips For Securing Your Shed)

Sheds are an excellent place for storage, but they’re also an easy target for burglars. People tend to store expensive lawn tools and equipment as well as large toys like bikes and motorized vehicles in a shed without securing it. Easy access to an unsecured shed is what makes them very tempting to an intruder. The unique configuration of your shed will help you decide what you need to secure it. Here are 6 tips to help you evaluate your shed security…

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Nest Protect Review (Expensive, Is It Worth It?)

Nest Protect on ceiling

The Nest Protect 2nd Generation is one of the best smart smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms on the market. Nest Protect is WiFi enabled, so you can receive notifications to your phone. It includes photoelectric and ionization sensors (called the split-spectrum sensor), which detects both fast-burning and smoldering fires. It’s a bit expensive, but with its dual sensor, carbon monoxide detection and smart technology, is it worth the steep price?…

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Best Family Tracking Apps: Know Your Kids Are Safe

The weather was terrible this morning when your child left to drive to school. You have this “policy” for them to text you when they make it to school safely, but today you didn’t receive that text. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Sometimes your kid forgets and remembers to text you over lunch. Is there a way you could know that they arrived safely without them having to text you?…

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Best Cell Phone Insurance: Upsie vs SquareTrade vs AppleCare vs Asurion vs Geek Squad vs Assurant & More

Man holding cracked cell phone (caption: Best Cell Phone Insurance)

Cell phones aren’t a cheap purchase, and for many of us, they’re an invaluable part of our daily lives. Unfortunately, they’re also easily damaged. Drop your smartphone on a sidewalk, and you pray for no cracks. Drop it in water, and it’s often toast. Mobile phone insurance and extended protection plans can help ease that financial blow — especially if you have carefree kids with pricey smartphones. After all, a cracked screen alone can run you $200+ to repair without insurance…

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Can Home Security Cameras Be Hacked?

Person hacking into security camera on laptop (Can Home Security Cameras Be Hacked?)

Do you ever feel like someone’s watching you? In our technology-driven world, we use security cameras in our homes and businesses to help us maintain a proper level of security and keep an eye on what’s happening around the clock. At home, these cameras don’t just play an integral role in security; they also keep us connected to our family members and pets when we’re away. While security cameras make us feel connected and safe, what happens when we’re not the ones watching? What happens if a hacker gets into your system? It’s essential to understand how hackers can breach your cameras and how to protect yourself…

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Best Floor Mopping Robot: Braava Jet vs bObsweep vs iLife

Floor Mopping Robot cleaning floor

If you’ve got pets, or kids, or you’re a human, you probably have dirty floors. I have to sweep multiple times a week to keep up with the pet hair, dirt, crumbs and other debris that clings to my floors. Let’s face it, none of us clean our floors as much as they need it. Mopping is a pain. It’s messy, takes time and strains the back. We avoid it at all costs. That’s why we put together a comprehensive comparison of robot mops, so you can “hire” one as your personal maid…

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